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Aug 20th, 2018

SugarCRM loses and open source wins

By | 2018-08-20T09:34:19+00:00 August 20th, 2018|News, SuiteCRM|0 Comments

Cupertino – August 15th 2018. Aged 14, quietly surrounded by venture capitalists, SugarCRM announced that their ambitions as a global brand had passed away. A press release announced that SugarCRM has been acquired by Accel-KKR. Accel-KKR’s own website gives the game away - “Accel-KKR focuses on middle market companies”. A cursory look at their portfolio tells you that this is not a company that builds global brands. It’s a company that acquires plodders. Their portfolio consists of companies like Kana and Kerridge. Both solid, unexciting performers that have been around for a long time but aren’t setting the heather on [...]

Mar 6th, 2018

The End Of The Beginning Of SuiteCRM

By | 2018-03-08T08:15:38+00:00 March 6th, 2018|SalesAgility, SuiteCRM|5 Comments

The Beginning The SuiteCRM open source project was born in October 2013. From the beginning we had a business plan. It was one line long and it said - “Build it and they will come”. The team was very small, around eight people. There was nothing else. No community, no market awareness, no brand and no users. We were working like Trojans doing customer projects on SugarCRM code to keep the lights on and the salaries paid. In the gaps between projects we built code for SuiteCRM, the application that lit a bonfire under SugarCRM's ambitions. When we forked and [...]